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Lattice and UMC strengthen ties with partnership agreement

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:non-volatile products? 40nm node? 28nm node?

Lattice Semiconductor has announced a long-term technology partnership with United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC). As part of this partnership, Lattice and UMC will continue work, on non-volatile products based on advanced technology nodes. The two companies will then quickly expand their efforts to include other Lattice product lines.

Darin G. Billerbeck, CEO at Lattice Semiconductor, stated that his company has pursued increasingly price and power-sensitive markets. They have recognized that having scalable non-volatile technology is a key success factor. The partnership with UMC will provide the company a foundry partner that is committed to delivering innovative products. Lattice has already have previous dealings with UMC. Together, the two companies plan to release 40nm non-volatile products manufactured by UMC by the end of 2012. The partners also plan on producing future generations of their key product lines at the 28nm node.

Dr. Shih-Wei Sun, CEO of UMC, said, "We are pleased to expand our relationship with Lattice Semiconductor to bring their upcoming 40nm and 28nm products to market. UMC's 28nm HLP process is engineered to meet performance targets while maintaining low power and cost efficiency, which will enable Lattice to gain competitive advantages in the low power FPGA market. Furthermore, our ongoing capacity expansion and recent groundbreaking of Phases 5&6 at 300mm Fab 12A will serve Lattice's long-term advanced manufacturing requirements. We look forward to a productive and fruitful partnership."

- Clive Maxfield
??EETimes U.S.

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